Family Agriculture: Contributing to the Brazilian National Wealth (Agricultura Familiar: Contribuindo Para a Riqueza Nacional)

8 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2011 Last revised: 3 Oct 2011

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Joaquim Guilhoto

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI); University of Sao Paulo

Silvio Massaru Ichihara

University of São Paulo (USP)

Fernando Gaiger Silveira

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Carlos Roberto Azzoni

University of São Paulo (USP) - Department of Economics

Date Written: June 10, 2011

Abstract

The aim of this paper, in Portuguese, is to estimate how important is agriculture and family agriculture agribusiness for Brazil and its states. To do so, the GDP for the agribusiness of these complexes is estimated for Brazil and for its 27 states. The estimation is based on an interregional input-output system constructed for the Brazilian economy. The agribusiness takes into consideration the relations between the agriculture production and the other sectors in the economy (inputs for production, industry, transportation, distribution, and commercialization). The importance of the agribusiness can be evidence for it’s share of about 30% in the total Brazilian GDP, but regional differences will make this average oscillates between 4% and 79% in the Brazilian states. Another distinction will be made between small familiar production and large scale production that will vary according to the product and the state. Some relation between land distribution and the type of agriculture will also be made.

Note: Downloadable document is in Portuguese.

Keywords: Brazil, Agribusiness, Input-Output, GDP, Agriculture, States, Family Agriculture

JEL Classification: C67, Q10, R12

Suggested Citation

Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins and Ichihara, Silvio Massaru and Silveira, Fernando Gaiger and Azzoni, Carlos Roberto, Family Agriculture: Contributing to the Brazilian National Wealth (Agricultura Familiar: Contribuindo Para a Riqueza Nacional) (June 10, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1862353 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1862353

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Fernando Gaiger Silveira

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) ( email )

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Carlos Roberto Azzoni

University of São Paulo (USP) - Department of Economics ( email )

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